Mammoth, CA Conditions Report: Winter Returns…

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Mammoth today. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Mammoth today. photo: miles clark/snowbrains

We rolled into Mammoth, CA late last night under cloudy skies, bitterly cold temperatures, and fresh snow.  

This morning, we awoke to 3-4″ of fresh snow and 17ºF on the summit.

On the mountain by 8:30am today in a foggy whiteout that kept the summit closed until the clouds lifted at 9:30.

Right off the top of the mountain was a bit wind scoured, but a few turns down we ran into that famous buttery, smooth, Mammoth wind buff.

From that moment on, we did nothing but top to bottom gondola laps until 2pm.

Everything off the top was good today.

Drop Out today. photo: snowbrains
Drop Out today. photo: snowbrains

Mammoth, CA = 

  • Base Depth: 67-180″
  • Season Length: Memorial Day or longer
  • Season Snowfall Total: 357″
  • 24hr Snowfall: 3-4″

Mammoth Forecast:

Mammoth forecast. image: noaa, today
Mammoth forecast. image: noaa, today

PHOTO TOUR:

Chair 23. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23. photo: snowbrains
Drop Out today. photo: snowbrains
Drop Out today. photo: snowbrains
Filipe's. photo: snowbrains
Phillipe’s. photo: snowbrains
Mammoth gondola this am. photo: snowbrains
Mammoth gondola this am. photo: snowbrains
Mammoth today. photo: snowbrains
Mammoth today. photo: snowbrains
Star Chute at Mammoth. photo: snowbrains
Star Chute at Mammoth. photo: snowbrains
17ºF at the top today. photo: snowbrains
17ºF at the top today. photo: snowbrains
Filipe's. photo: snowbrains
Phillipe’s. photo: snowbrains
Moody Star Chute and Duane. photo: snowbrains
Moody Star Chute and Duane. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23. photo: snowbrains
Felipe's. photo: snowbrains
Philppe’s. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23 today. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23 today. photo: snowbrains
Paranoid people. photo: snowbrains
Paranoid people. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23. photo: snowbrains
This sign is usually 30-feet tall.... photo: snowbrains
This sign is usually 18.5-feet tall…. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23. photo: snowbrains
Ritter and Banner today. photo: snowbrains
Ritter and Banner today. photo: snowbrains
Paranoids today. photo: snowbrains
Paranoids today. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23. photo: snowbrains
Mammoth today. photo: snowbrains
Mammoth today. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23 today. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23 today. photo: snowbrains
Superpark. photo: snowbrains
Superpark. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23 zone today. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23 zone today. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23 today. photo: snowbrains
Chair 23 today. photo: snowbrains

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One thought on “Mammoth, CA Conditions Report: Winter Returns…

  1. I was at Mammoth the prior 2 days. Report and pics: http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12136

    Tuesday was outstanding and I could tell after an hour of intense graupel Wednesday that it would great again after another reload of windsift and new snow. I thought that the top might not open until Friday, but nice to see that it did today.

    FYI chair 23 does not run midweek in late season so presumably you took the short bootpack up to the top of Wipe Out/Drop Out. I was too lazy to do that since Climax, Hangman’s and the Paranoids were gravity accessible with equally good conditions.

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